LJP has decided to contest the Bihar Assembly elections alone. At the LJP parliamentary board meeting held in Delhi on Sunday, Chirag Paswan announced not to contest under the leadership of Nitish Kumar. It is to be seen now how much NDA gets in Bihar by separating from LJP.
Both parties (JDU and BJP) have been claiming that they have a natural alliance and the mutual understanding of both the parties is also much better. The people of Bihar have also kept both the major parties of NDA on their eyes. In this election, the public is thankful to them or the parties of the Grand Alliance, it will tell the future, but the statistics of the Bihar assembly elections show that the JDU’s vote percentage increased each time the two parties fought together. With the JDU joining, the BJP’s vote percentage increased from election to election after the Bihar assembly elections held in February 2005.
In 1994, the Janata Dal (J) formed the Samata Party. The 1996 Lok Sabha elections led to an alliance of BJP and JDU in Bihar. In the 2000 assembly elections, the two parties came together for the first time. After that, in every election, both parties got the affection of the people of Bihar and JDU and BJP continued to strengthen in the electoral politics of Bihar. JDU won 34 seats in the 2000 assembly elections. Then she had fielded her candidates in 120 seats. At the same time, BJP won 67 seats.
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In the 2005 election held in February 2005, JDU had 138 candidates and won 57 seats. In this election, 37 candidates of BJP had reached the assembly after winning. In the elections held in October 2005, JDU contested 139 seats and won 88 seats. At the same time, 55 candidates of BJP won. JDU, which contested with BJP in 141 seats in 2010, won 115 seats. At the same time, the public won 91 candidates of BJP who contested 102 seats in this election. JDU had split from the NDA alliance in the 2015 elections. In the face-to-face election, where JDU won 71 seats and 101 seats, BJP which contested 157 seats won only 53 seats.
This is how JDU’s vote percentage increased
In 2000, the Samata Party received 6.47 percent votes, JDU 14.55 percent in the 2005 February elections, 20.46 percent in the 2005 October elections and 22.58 percent votes for the JDU in the 2010 elections. JDU’s vote fell by about six per cent to 16.83 per cent in the 2015 election when it went with the RJD. At the same time, if you talk about the BJP, in addition to the 2005 February elections, its standing increased with the JDU in other elections. In 2000, BJP got 14.64, 2005 in February 10.97, 2005 in October 15.65, 2010 got 16.49 and in 2015 Vis elections, it got 24.42 percent votes.
Samata party landed alone for the first time
In 2003, the Samata Party turned into JDU. In the Bihar assembly elections of 1995, the Samata Party alone contested. It had fielded candidates for 310 seats in United Bihar. However, the victory was won in only seven per cent of the seats. Then Nitish Kumar from Harnaut, Vishnu Prasad Kushwaha from Dhanha, Devendra Nath Dubey from Govindganj, Shakuni Chaudhary from Tarapur, Shravan Kumar from Nalanda, Anil Singh from Chandi and Ramswaroop Paswan from Imamganj won on Samta Party tickets.